A very different kind of technology conference

With the popularity of “un”conferences rising, many conference planners have been looking at ways of refreshing the conference experience.  The 11th Canadian Undergraduate Technology Conference (CUTC) is no exception.

This year, CUTC is running from April 29th – 30th in the heart of downtown Toronto, at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. However, unlike the previous 10 editions, this year 300 delegates will experience an event that promises to shatter all preconceived notions regarding the caliber of a student conference.

Here are some of the “unusual” events taking place at the conference:

GOOGLE CASE CHALLENGE

  • A blend of strategy, marketing, and ingenuity – winning team will receive Android smartphones and job interviews with Google!

RIM INFRATAG

  • The next generation scavenger hunt: a smartphone refined version involving scanning barcodes to locate your prize of 3 Blackberry smartphones

DAYFORCE CODING CHALLENGE

  • Dayforce is out to find the best problem solver and programmer in Canada – they’ll be giving out $2500 cash(!) and an internship to the winner

IDEA ROULETTE

  • In 5 minutes or less, share your passion, thoughts, and talents with 300 of the best and brightest from across Canada. Anything goes; however, a Twitter fuelled fiber optics display will determine if you get the early hook off the stage

For those interested in the more “traditional” conference agenda, CUTC will not disappoint you.  Visit www.cutc.ca for more details.